News

Dear friends of Coro Lux,

On April 6th, the Oratorio Society will give the New Mexican premiere of a new work by Craig Hella Johnson.  In the words of the Washington Post Considering Matthew Shepard” demonstrates music’s capacity to encompass, transform and transcend tragedy. Powerfully cathartic, it leads us from horror and grief to a higher understanding of the human condition, enabling us to endure.”  Using a variety of musical styles, including hymn tunes, classical singing, cowboy songs and more, the premiere will illuminate this season’s theme of The Better Angels of Our Nature.

The Chamber Chorus will conclude our season with our always popular spring “pops” concert. This year’s concert will be held for the second time in the gorgeous, outdoor, shaded courtyard of the Canteen Brewhouse. Our repertoire will be chosen to fit the theme “Earth Angel: Songs of Heaven and Earth,” and will feature classic rock songs, sing-alongs and Spirituals.

Music has the ability to bring people together in ways nothing else can. It makes us emotionally available and allows us to walk a mile in another man’s moccasins. We hope you’ll join us as we present the final two programs of the season, while we continue to work our way through this quote by Lincoln, which has guided us all year: “We are not enemies, but friends… Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

We hope to see you soon!

Bradley Ellingboe

Artistic Director
ABQ Coro Lux

Coro Lux — an auditioned chorus — has a generous scholarship program meant to help ALL who need financial help to participate, particularly those who are in the midst of, or who have recently finished, their schooling.

 For information about joining our chorus or contributing to our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please email info@abqcorolux.org.

Upcoming Events

APRIL 6, 2019 – Considering Matthew Shepard

Bradley Ellingboe, conductor
Saturday, 6:00 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church
1100 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque

The Coro Lux Oratorio Society presents Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard.  It has been twenty years since Matthew Shepard, a young, gay student at the University of Wyoming, was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die in a lonely field.  This oratorio provides an inspiring opportunity for reflection, consideration, and hope.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

 

MAY 4, 2019 – Bradley Ellingboe, conductor
Saturday, 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Canteen Brewhouse
2381 Aztec NE, Albuquerque (505) 881-2737

The Coro Lux Chamber Chorus will conclude the season with our always popular spring “pops” concerts, which will be held for the second time in the gorgeous, outdoor, shaded courtyard of the Canteen Brewhouse– “New Mexico’s longest standing brewery,” located at 2381 Aztec Road, NE. Our repertoire will be chosen to fit the theme “Earth Angel: Songs of Heaven and Earth,” and will feature classic rock songs, sing-alongs and Spirituals. The venue is family friendly, with plenty of delicious food and drinks available.

Tickets MAY be available at the door, but space is limited to 100 persons/concert. Last year’s concerts were a sell-out, so get your tickets soon!

Saturday, May 4 @ 2pm — CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

Saturday, May 4 @ 4:30pm — CLICK HERE to purchase tickets